POLICY OF THE JOURNAL
- Free access policy. The journal has free access, which means that articles can be read, downloaded, copied, distributed, printed and referenced in their full texts with attribution without any restrictions.
What can be done:
Share (exchange) – copy and distribute material on any medium and in any format;
Adapt (create derivative materials) – remix, modify, and create new, based on this material for any purpose, including commercial.
- Article identification policy. Each article is assigned a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
- Plagiarism check policy. All articles submitted to the editorial office of the journal are checked for plagiarism through the Antiplagiarism system. To be accepted, the article must have at least 85% of the uniqueness of the text.
It is necessary to agree on ethical behavior for all parties involved in the publication process: the author, the journal editor, the reviewer and the publisher. The publication ethics of the journal complies with the requirements based on the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
1. Decision to publish. The editor decides which of the articles sent to the editorial office should be published. The editor has the right to be guided by the policy of the editorial board, but may be limited by the current legislation. The editor may consult with other editors or reviewers to make a decision.
2. Tolerance. The editor evaluates the intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political views.
3. Privacy. The editor and editorial staff are not entitled to disclose information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial consultants and, if necessary, the publisher. Any manuscript received for peer review must be treated as a confidential document. Materials must not be shown or discussed with anyone other than those authorized by the editor.
4. Disclosure of information and conflict of interest. Unpublished material used in a submitted manuscript should not be used in the editor’s own research without the written consent of the author. Confidential information or ideas obtained during the peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts that they see as a conflict of interest arising from competition, collaboration, or other relationship with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the article.
5. Obligations of reviewers. Contribution to editorial decision Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions, and communication between the editor and the author may be intended to help the author improve his or her work.
6. Efficiency. Any elected reviewer who feels they are incompetent to review a study submitted in a manuscript, or who believes that an early review of the manuscript will not be possible, should notify the editor and exclude themselves from the review process.
7. Objectivity. Reviews must be objective. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their opinion clearly and with reason.
8. Confirmation of sources. Appropriate references to the works of other authors are a requirement. Authors should cite publications that have had a decisive influence on the nature of the submitted work. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the author. Any statement, observation, conclusion or argument must be accompanied by an appropriate reference. The reviewer should also draw the editor’s attention to any significant similarity or overlap between the manuscript in question and any other published work.
9. Obligations of authors. The article should contain enough detail to ensure the verifiability of the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate information is unethical and unacceptable.
10. Originality and plagiarism. The authors of the article must guarantee that they have presented a completely original work, in the case of using the work and / or citations of other authors, bibliographic references or excerpts are required. All articles submitted to the editorial office are checked for plagiarism through the Anti-plagiarism system; for acceptance, the article must have at least 85% of the uniqueness of the text.
11. Multiple, simultaneous publications. An author should not publish papers that describe essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time is unethical behavior and is unacceptable.
12. Authorship of the article. Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions.